University of Southern California Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview Questions

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Southern California.

Interview

Initial contact was by phone with immediate hiring manager discussing skill set. Was invited for an on site visit and spoke to other members of the lab before giving a lab presentation.

Interview Questions

  • Was asked technical questions regarding data on the lab presentation.   Answer Question

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Southern California.

    Interview

    Phone interview, simple questions. I think that could be very different for other positions, but in my case I was applying for a position for which I guess a very specific skill set was needed (risk analysis) and I happened to be a good match for it.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical questions like, tell me about yourself or how do you see yourself in ten years times   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase, postdocs get standard salaries.

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Phone interview. Presentation to the lab. More chatting on the phone about projects and work environment. Extremely trivial process as the lab is very new and not experienced.w

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Salary negotiation, but that obviously didn't get very far as it's a joke. Was desperate for a job, so I took it! It's the recession man!!

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    It was a normal interview. The first one was a Skype interview followed by a physical interview and a presentations. The people are nice and it went well.

    Interview Questions

    • It was a scientific interview and they asked many questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Postdoc is not a money making industry, so you will not gain so much by negotiation. However, for time being I am making enough money to move to next steps.

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